Friday, April 13, 2018

ReuniZ - A Pretty Decent Indonesian Zombie Comedy Movie

Last night, my wife and I decided to see this comedy movie because we were intrigued by the trailer which promised a different kind of comedy with zombies. So when we checked the schedule and found out it was playing at Setiabudi One which was a walking distance from our home, we immediately bought the tickets for 7.15 PM show. Without further ado, here are more details of the movie.

Brief Story Line

Juhana aka Joe Hanna (Soleh Solihun - Hang Out, Mau Jadi Apa? etc) was invited to his 20th high school reunion and decided he wanted to meet up with his old friends. Before he became a rather well known actor, he was in a band during his high school years. Juhana finaly met with his former band members during the reunion that included Jeffri (Tora Sudiro - Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss part 1 & its sequel etc) with his wife and high school girlfriend Lulu (Ayushita - Berangkat!, Kartini etc), even though their relationship was a bit sour due to some incident happening 20 years before. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

RAMPAGE - An Entertaining Movie of Giant Animals Rampaging Throughout City of Chicago

Now this is a movie that I had been eyeing for quite some time. The trailer to it was shown repeatedly prior to the start of various films I saw earlier and it promised a great looking action with giant gorilla, wolf and another scary looking creature. So obviously I had to see this on its premiere date. When it was finally released yesterday in Indonesia, my wife had purchased the ticket for us since morning. We decided to see this in one of our favorite places at Lotte Avenue. Well here goes my views of the movie.

Brief Story Line

Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson - Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleCentral Intelligence etc) was a primatologist, an expert in primate studies and worked at a zoo. He had been taking care of a very smart albino gorilla named George who was very friendly with people. However, when a genetic experiment went awry and the content somehow reached George's location, he was infected and become bigger overnight with a very aggressive behavior. A genetic engineer named Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris - Our Kind of Traitor, Moonlight etc) who found out about the affected George, immediately informed Davis about the possibility of infection and offered help to Davis.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Adventurers - A Rather Light Hong Kong Heist Movie

This was the last movie that I saw during my flight back home last Saturday. Well actually not the real final movie as there was another one that I watched but unfortunately unable to complete due to insufficient time after seeing 3 movies earlier. Anyway, I chose this one since it seemed like an interesting heist movie and also starring 1 of my favorite actors, Andy Lau. So what was the movie about? Let us get on with it now.

Brief Story Line

Dan Cheung (Andy Lau - Shock WaveSaving Mr. Wu and so many more) was a thief who was just released from prison after 5 years sentence for stealing a valuable jewelry. A French police detective Pierre (Jean Reno -  Léon: The Professional, The Pink Panther etc) who was Cheung's "nemesis" did not believe that he was truly rehabilitated and was very confident he would be returning to his old ways of stealing.